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Re: ::distributed and relative selectors (Was Re: [shadowdom]: Using :root to specify the insertion point in ::distributed)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:54:28 -0700
Message-ID: <51804BA4.4060708@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 04/26/2013 02:52 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM, Hayato Ito <hayato@google.com> wrote:
>> I am wondering that we can resolve this ':scope' issue for
>> '::distributed' pseudo element by updating a relative selector spec
>> somehow, though I am not sure how we should update the spec yet.
>>  From the view point of the syntax,
>>
>>    A) ::distributed(> .hello)
>>    B) ::distributed(.hello:root)
>
> Yes, I prefer A as well.  It just means we'll have to further split
> hairs on the semantics of relative selectors. :/
>
> I think this needs to be done by a separate "absolutizing" algorithm
> (separate from the current one) that converts "foo" into "foo" (no
> change), "> foo" into "foo"-but-only-matches-elements-without-parents,
> and convert "+ foo" and "~ foo" into "" (matches nothing).  (Other
> combinators like || and /for/ also turn into matching nothing.)
>
> fantasai, what do you think?

If that's what I told you I think we should do earlier (which it seems
to be, but the quoted part of the discussion confuses me), then I agree
with it. :)

~fantasai
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